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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chalk or Cork - What To Do!?!

 A couple months ago I came across this empty frame at the thrift store. 

When I saw it, my initial thought was to make a fun chalkboard with it. But then I thought maybe a bulletin board would be fun too. Decisions, decisions!

There are quite a few vendors at the antique mall where I have my booth that sell chalkboards so ultimately I decided to go with the bulletin board idea.

I painted the frame in my favorite Antique White and adhered burlap to a piece of cork and slipped it into the frame. So easy!!

 Love it!!



 I love this photo. It looks like the two girls are dancing.  


 Ledgers from the 1920's and 30's


 I love these calling cards from the 1800's. 




Thanks so much for stopping by! I love sharing my latest projects with you!! 


48 comments:

  1. Very cute, I love the idea of using the burlap.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Love this! Love the Burlap idea.
    Enjoy your day!

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  3. I love your idea, the burlap looks great in the frame!

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  4. You made the right choice Melissa. I seen a ton of burlap bags in Midland today. Nice job, Dee

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  5. Ahhh...so very cute. While you are at my party this week, grab my featured button (it's under my header), because you have been featured at NTT:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Oh wow! Now that is one cool looking frame. I love that you turned it into a burlap memo board.

    Dee

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  7. I have a door that I could not decide what to do with...make a sign...a chalkboard..etc....this is a Fresh Ideal...I love it...I just so happen to have some burlap laying around as well...thanks for the inspiration...
    LOVE IT!!

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  8. Such a sweet touch with all the vintage cards and images. Love the look of the burlap against the wood.
    Liz

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  9. This bulletin board is beautiful. Love the colors you chose, antique white is a favorite of mine and the burlap look so lovely and natural. Your styling/ ledgers look fabulous too!

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  10. You have such a skill at displaying items beautifully! I love the board. I am going to make one. I am now following your blog. You can check out my blogs at www.createyourdecor.blogspot.com and www.lovelyactsofkindness.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  11. Oh wow, that look fantastic! Anything burlap is totally my jam. That whole set up is really neat. Good job!

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  12. Oh I love this idea. So beautiful. Love the vignette too, that apothecary jar is great. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Looks great! Such good ideas are in your head! Thank you for sharing them on the "Sunday Stop"! It is an honor to have you stop by. Hugs,
    Bj

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  14. Good choice. I tend to stay away for the 'everybody's doing it' look. And the burlap is so fun!

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  15. Awesome! very pretty, love your blog, I am a new follower!

    -Kylie
    www.absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

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  16. You're right, there are so many blackboard projects now a days = the cork covered with burlap is a fresh change! Love it and thanks for sharing with us at tip toe thru tuesday!
    Kim

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  17. Oh that looks great! Saw you at Alderberry Hill! Fun project!

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  18. So gorgeous! I love the photo in the jar!

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  19. Love it! Simple things can be so beautiful.

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  20. Looks great! Love the burlap with the white frame :o)
    I would love if you came by to link this up to my party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  21. I love it!!! it would have been great either way. Just beautiful, came over from The 36th Ave. blog.

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  22. It's perfect. Love how you displayed the photo too! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  23. I love this post and these images!
    Wonderful!
    Carmen

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  24. That looks so cool. What a great present. Thanks for sharing! Love for you to follow back ;)

    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com

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  25. Hey - Now I know what I can do with 2 old little cabinet doors I found! Yours looks so lovely! I'm at hesta-thingsthatido.blogspot.com

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  26. It is so charming - something I could stare at and think about for a long time! Love it1

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  27. Holy cuteness! Love the vintage! Coming to you from a blog hop- I would tell you, but I don't remember. Anyway, have a good day!

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  28. Love this idea! I am an avid chalkboard lover so making things into a cork board hardly every crosses my mind. I love the idea of covering it with burlap! Great idea!

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  29. Absolutely PERFECT! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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  30. It looks really nice! I am bad at making decisions, if this was mine, I probably would have made it half chalkboard and half cork haha!

    I would love if you link this up at link party I am having right now. Hope to see you there :)

    Myric

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  31. Thanks for linking with Make the scene Monday, you are being featured later today!!

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  32. I would love to be added to your party list and have you link this up Monday night. Found you at BB Cottage, such a cute project!
    ♥Linsey

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  33. LOVE this! I'd be ecstatic if you'd link up to our first ever TA-DA TUESDAY! This is beautiful!

    ~Misty
    413 Sparrow Lane

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  34. Wow that's BEAUTIFUL!!! I love what you did, what a great idea and transformation! Beautiful!

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  35. Love how this turned out. I found your blog through Somewhat Simple blog party and I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (open through Monday each week) at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

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  36. This is Gorgeous! I just adore the burlap and its sweet simplicity! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo.. I am featuring this!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  37. I can see where that would be a tough decision (chalkboard or memo)
    I think you made the right choice!

    love it!
    gail

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  38. This is so cute! Just yesterday I was in Hobby Lobby walking around and thought about making a memo board with a picture frame and burlap. This turned out so great! I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/06/share-it-link-party-15.html

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  39. I featured your project on my blog today... Love it!

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  40. Love the burlap! and so cute that it's a cork board! Thanks for sharing with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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  41. Congratulations on your feature at Simple Creations. I really like the cork board that you've created...and the tutorial with all the great pictures. Thank you so much!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  42. How fun! This inspired me to go to my local Habitat ReStore and look for a good piece like that to make a bulletin board for my office! Thanks!

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  43. You're so creative with all your uses of burlap. Definitely pinning this! And that vintage calling card is so lovely with the embossed edge. Great vignette!

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